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  1. #101
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    Default Re: Virginia

    One hive gained 4.5 pounds yesterday, presumably due to incoming nectar. Could it be maple?

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  3. #102
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    Default Re: Virginia

    Tulip poplar blooms on the ground in Goochland County, VA.

  4. #103
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    Chris, I havent seen the tulip poplars on the ground yet but that would certainly explain the bees foraging until dusk. Noticed it yesterday, sun was practically gone and the bee activity was still high.
    Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.

  5. #104
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    Quote Originally Posted by JWPalmer View Post
    Chris, I havent seen the tulip poplars on the ground yet but that would certainly explain the bees foraging until dusk. Noticed it yesterday, sun was practically gone and the bee activity was still high.
    JW,

    Since I'm old, and can't see the blooms, I've trained the squirrels at my place to throw the first couple blooms down from the tree tops. They are much easier to see that way.

  6. #105
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    Default Re: Virginia

    Powhatan va, 23139
    Feb 2nd

    Lower branch blooms on the big maple are open,

  7. #106
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    Default Re: Virginia

    In Goochland County, 20 miles west of Richmond, my bees started ignoring the pollen feeder. No more yellow ghost bees. They are bringing in pale and brighter yellow pollen from somewhere. Something is blooming.

  8. #107
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    Not blooming yet, but the squirrels provided me evidence that the tulip poplar is nearly ready to start.

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    Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.

  9. #108
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    Default Re: Virginia

    tulip poplar has started to bloom here, just west of Richmond. Of course just in time for a couple days of rain.

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